Meet Our Rental Managers
Village Realty understands the value of a long term relationship
Here are our rental managers who will be working with you when you join the Village Realty rental program.
Laura Payne, Rental Manager
Laura is originally from Alexandria, VA but spent her family vacations visiting the Outer Banks. Like many current residents, Laura decided to move here permanently upon graduating from Ferrum College. Laura’s first experience in the hospitality industry was waitressing, then the Banquet Manager at the prestigious Sanderling Inn.
Laura joined Village Realty in 2009 as a Reservation Specialist and earned her real estate license in 2010. She was promoted to the Rental Management Team in our Nags Head office in 2015.
Laura currently lives in Kill Devil Hills along with her husband and two children. They love spending time together and enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer.
Everett Fifield, Rental Manager
Everett was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. He has a family history with the Outer Banks hospitality industry that dates to the early 1960s, when his grandfather purchased and operated an oceanfront motel. In 1998, his family permanently moved to Nags Head to take over the ownership and operation of the business.
For nearly 10 years, he learned firsthand many aspects of the rental motel and housing industry. Upon selling the family business, Everett continued this vacation/rental path for a total of more than 20 years. While working throughout this time, he also completed his college degree and obtained an NC real estate license.
Everett joined the Village Realty team in 2016. He has made new friends with both colleagues and customers throughout the ensuing years. Everett and his two sons live on Roanoke Island. Some of his favorite pastimes are spending quality time with his boys, kayaking, and going to the beach throughout the summer.
Alyssa McDonald, Rental Manager
Alyssa is originally from the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She has visited the Outer Banks every year, spending the summer in Southern Shores. After graduating from Illinois State University with a degree in merchandising, she decided to make a permanent move to the Outer Banks in 2010. Alyssa has been in the customer service business now for 14 years and loves getting to meet people from all over who share the love of the Outer Banks!
She joined Village Realty in 2015 as a reservation specialist and in 2018 was promoted to Corolla Rental Manager.
Alyssa lives in Kill Devil Hills with her husband and daughter and loves everything about living near the ocean. They make it a point to see the ocean every day.
Tirzah Hansen, Rental Manager
Tirzah is originally from Santa Cruz, California and moved here as a child. Growing up on the Outer Banks provided her a range of interesting and out-of-the-ordinary work and life opportunities. Starting at 16, she worked at one of our local marinas as well as lifeguarding at a resort community for many years. From there, the hospitality industry became her calling.
Tirzah loves the area we live in and the local people who help make it what it is. She’s proud to say she’s a part of our wonderful community!
She joined Village Realty in May of 2015 as a reservation specialist and was recently promoted to Corolla Rental Manager in 2020.
Tirzah lives in Kitty Hawk and enjoys being on this little sandbar she calls home.